May 15th, 2015

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Invisible 2 anthology to benefit Con or Bust

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Cover Jim C. Hines today announced publication of Invisible 2, a ebook anthology of essays about representation in science fiction and fantasy, all proceeds from which benefit Con or Bust.


The anthology contains 19 essays; an introduction by Aliette de Bodard; and a list of all the suggested books and stories from the comments and conversations online (full Table of Contents is behind the jump). The cover art is by Mark Ferrari.


It can be purchased at:



(iBooks availability is apparently forthcoming.)


Check it out, and thanks to Jim and all the contributors for agreeing to benefit Con or Bust!



Here’s the full Table of Contents:



  • Introduction, by Aliette de Bodard

  • “Breaking Mirrors,” by Diana M. Pho

  • “I’m Not Broken,” by Annalee Flower Horne

  • “Next Year in Jerusalem,” by Gabrielle Harbowy

  • “I am Not Hispanic, I am Puerto Rican,” by Isabel Schechter

  • “No More Dried Up Spinsters,” by Nancy Jane Moore

  • “False Expectations,” by Matthew Thyer

  • “Text, Subtext, and Pieced-Together Lives,” by Angelia Sparrow

  • “Parenting as a Fan of Color,” by Kat Tanaka Okopnik

  • “Alien of Extraordinary Ability?” by Bogi Takács

  • “Accidental Representation,” by Chrysoula Tzavelas

  • “Discovering the Other,” by John Hartness

  • “Lost in the Margins,” by Sarah Chorn

  • “Too Niche,” by Lauren Jankowski

  • “Fat Chicks in SFF,” by Alis Franklin

  • “Not Your Mystical Indian,” by Jessica McDonald

  • “Exponentially Hoping,” by Merc Rustad

  • “Colonialism, Land, and Speculative Fiction: An Indigenous Perspective,” by Ambelin Kwaymullina

  • “Nobody’s Sidekick: Intersectionality in Protagonists,” by SL Huang

  • “The Danger of the False Narrative,” by LaShawn Wanak

  • Afterword, by Jim C. Hines

  • Reading List